Need to recover from heartbreak or not getting that text back? Street has you covered with some soulful, romantic songs that will make you believe in love again this Valentine’s season.
“Melting” by Kali Uchis
With her rich sensual vocals and lines like “I am watching every stand–up comedy / just hoping that it will rub off on me / so you will smile at everything I say,” Kali Uchis will make you want to fall in love. Each metaphor captures a sense of pure bliss that is hard to resist. You’re going to melt when you hear this song.
“Ordinary People” by John Legend
As the youngest EGOT recipient and a Penn Alum, John Legend has perfected the love song. Candid and reflective, “Ordinary People” addresses the ups and downs of maintaining a relationship. Paired with Legend’s angelic voice and piano playing, you’ll want to take a risk and love.
“Best Part” by Daniel Caesar
Daniel Caesar and H.E.R. serve as the perfect R&B duo on this song about total love and adoration. This song is just beautiful from the lyrics to the vocals, beckoning the listener to share it with someone they love. Paired with its dreamy music video, it's quite literally a long walk on the beach.
“The Night We Met” by Lord Huron
If you haven’t heard this song yet, don’t worry, it will be playing at any wedding you attend. It is a hauntingly beautiful song that portrays the feeling of falling in love with someone new. This love is lost, but the band Lord Huron makes you feel like they’ll risk anything to have it back.
“Moon River” Cover by Frank Ocean
Last Valentine's Day, Frank Ocean surprised everyone with this beautiful cover originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s one of the best love songs from one of the most romantic movies performed by one of the most beloved artists in R&B. This song will make you want to break up, make up, and fall in love all over again. Or at the very least, it'll make you cry in your dorm room.
“Coming Home” by Leon Bridges
“Coming Home” is Leon Bridges’ ballad to his love and hometown. This song is about a love that is comforting, warm, and sweet. For a few minutes, you’ll feel soothed from the fast pace of modern college life.